Literature Review on Sexuality and Poverty

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

This review of the evidence on sexuality and poverty is undertaken by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as part of a larger Accountable Grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). DFID is increasingly interested in understanding

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Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

The RESPOND Project is pleased to announce the publication of Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services. A compilation of the most current and relevant resources on the integration

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Reasons Married Women in Developing Nation Who Wish to Avoid Pregnancy Do Not Use Contraceptives

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

Increasing women’s access to modern contraceptive methods alone will not satisfy their unmet need for contraception, according to “Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse Among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries,” a new study byGilda Sedgh and Rubina Hussain

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DFID Research: helping women to protect themselves against HIV

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

In August last year the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) received a £15 million award, from the Department for International Development, to be spread over 5 years. The fund was designed to create new HIV prevention technologies and multipurpose prevention

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‘Big Push’ To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Uganda And Zambia Enhanced Health Systems But Lacked A Sustainability Plan

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

In the past decade, “big push” global health initiatives financed by international donors have aimed to rapidly reach ambitious health targets in low-income countries. The health system impacts of these efforts are infrequently assessed. Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a

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Unmet Need for Contraception: Issues and Challenges

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

Unmet need for contraception has been a central indicator for monitoring the progress of family planning programs for 25 years. The purpose of this article is to provide a broad context for the more focused contributions that follow in this

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Women’s perceptions of abortion in their communities: Perspectives from Western Kenya

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

Unsafe abortion in Kenya is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In October 2012, we sought to understand the methods married women aged 24– 49 and young, unmarried women aged ≤ 20 used to induce abortion, the providers

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The association between timing of initiation of antenatal care and stillbirths: a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

Background There is renewed interest in stillbirth prevention for lower-middle income countries. Early initiation of and properly timed antenatal care (ANC) is thought to reduce the risk of many adverse birth outcomes. To this end we examined if timing of

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Every Newborn

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:18 am

Following The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series in 2005, this Every Newborn Series presents the clearest picture so far of the ongoing slow progress in newborn survival, provides new focus beyond survival, and combines research and reality in countries to set

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Powerpoints Operations Research Meeting 2014

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

Powerpoint presentations of the Operations Research Meeting of the 26th of June 2014. Documents: – Presentation: “Universal access to high quality, affordable medicines and health products” – Presentation: Motivational intervention for young males in Bangladesh and Kenya – the research

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